Author Archives: Timmerie


Baby Performs in the Womb

Every day children are aborted for reasons from an unplanned pregnancy to the health of the mother and child.  Yet, there are small signs like these that lead many to choose life and overcome their reason to take a life.   Doctors believed this baby likely wouldn't live.  The parents chose not to have an abortion […]

Body Image / dignity / ethics / morality / Theology of the Body / women

Cinderella a Theology of the Body

Admit it, you were dying to see Cinderella too!  Last week I finally dragged my boyfriend to see Cinderella featuring some of the cast from Downton Abbey.  (An all time favorite of mine!  Who’s your favorite character?)      I went to see the movie with my boyfriend, who works in the media industry producing […]

Catholic / culture

Tattoo Artist to Monk

“Six years ago, Mount Angel Abbey's serene hilltop campus shook, as leather-clad Bobby Love rolled in on his motorcycle. Love removed his helmet revealing pierced ears and a mop of dreadlocks. With tattoos on his hands, arms and neck, he looked like an extra on "Sons of Anarchy" not a someone attending a retreat for […]

girl / Uncategorized

Girls: From a Flower to a Bomb

Most any girls over the age of 14 say other girls are among those who wound them the worse. You girlfriends are those who can encourage you to conquer the world then undercut you with a simple few words or actions. Why is this? We all do this in some way. Think of your own […]

abortion / ethics / Marriage / Post Abortion Syndrome / women

Model Charlotte Dawson — To Choose

My heart broke when I heard the tragic story of super model Charlotte Dawson who ended her life after fourteen years of depression. That is, depression that began after her abortion in 2000. In her autobiography Air Kiss and Tell Charlotte shared of her depression struggles over the years. Ex-husband and Olympic swimmer Scott Miller […]


To Pray or Not to Pray

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." ~ St. ThéRèse of Lisieux ~       A few girls recently asked me to write a blog about prayer. Now this made […]

Body Image / Breast Cancer / California / clothing / culture / Dance / dignity / Marriage / Modesty / politics / Republicans / women

Be a Shirley not a Wrecking Ball

I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching the Shirley Temple movies. My all time favorite was The Littlest Rebel. I cry every time when Shirley’s mom dies and I have a huge crush on John Boles who plays Shirley’s dad. Monday, this childhood actrice died at the age of 85. I find […]

dignity / ethics / homosexuality / Sports

Hard Work vs. Agenda (Sochi Olympics)

I’m having a difficult time with the recognition of homosexuals at the forefront of President Obama’s message for the 2014 Olympics. This could open the floor to conversations on multiple levels. (Feel free to comment.) However, I bring this up for one reason. I love the olympics and always make a tremendous effort to watch […]

Catholic / dignity / education / ethics / faith / family / God / Jesus / lesbian / morality / politics / prayer / Vatican

Catholic Around the World

Sometimes we have this idea that America is the only place in the world. As young Catholics we forget there are other people in different countries who speak different languages, but are Catholic. They stand for the same exact things Catholics in the US stand for! Do you ever feel alone, like the only person […]

dignity / drinking / faith / girl / Modesty / morality / women


I realized today how cherished I am by the men in my life, even those who lack respect for other women. Why is it that a friend who otherwise sleeps with every other girl he speaks with can respect and cherish me in a pure and sisterly way? This is something I want for you […]